HAIR: Neil Moodie for Bumble and Bumble
NAILS: Jan Arnold for CND
SNAPSHOT: Paris, on the moon.
THE SCOOP: Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais don't leave anything to chance -- every last detail is meticulously researched and planned, right down to the hair, makeup and nails. For Fall 2010, the design duo inspiration was a Parisian girl from, specifically, the 7th Arrondissment, who happens to be on her way to the moon.
For makeup, that direction translated into loads of pretty sparkles, glitter and shimmer. "We wanted something that looked like a Greek sculpture, so the face has lots of dimension," explained makeup artist James Kaliardos. He layered on shimmer in pearl at the temples and jawline, and bronze beneath the cheekbones for a surreal, contoured effect. Lids were lightened up with green and purple sparkling pigment.
Hair stylist Neil Moodie created a "cosmic" chignon, which tilted towards the top of the head for a futuristic silhouette. "The boys said, 'oooh, you've created a planet,' when they first saw the 'do'," he said.
The nails had a life of their own, a moon manicure in navy blue and white gold to match the custom blue and gold-buttoned Louboutin booties that were created for the show. "We created a versatile nail, navy with a golden tip to echo the moon, and we chose to lay the golden part at the bottom of the nail, for a moon manicure like the one the boys have been doing for the past few seasons," said CND's Jan Arnold. "Ruffian is all about the moon manicure," she added.
GET THE LOOK - MAKEUP: All makeup by M.A.C. Use Luna Cream Color Base, then sweep Pigment in Pink Opal on the temples and jawline, with Pigment in Blonze Gold as a contour under the cheekbones. Eyes got a dusting of Reflex in Teal at the inner corners, and lips were pink-ified with Pro Longwear Cream in Love For Ever, which is new for spring.
GET THE LOOK - HAIR: All products by Bumble and Bumble. Prep hair with Styling Cream and Prep Spray for extra texture, then brush hair up into a tight ponytail at the top front of the head. Separate the ponytail into three sections, wrapping the lowest section close the thee head and pinning it to stay. Wrap the second section on top of the first, and then twist and wrap the top section, loosely pinning it for a slightly messy, imperfect look.